The Education Committee works on specific projects designed to educate stakeholders about food scrap composting policies, best practices and programs and make recommendations for priority strategies and policies that will achieve the goal of advancing food scrap composting across Illinois.

Learn more about what the Education Committee is working on this summer HERE


  • Educating stakeholders and the general public about food scrap composting and diversion initiatives, success stories and resources.
  • Developing educational infographics, reports, webinars, presentations, and videos.
  • Identifying opportunities for sharing resources with other organizations.


Committee Co-Chairs

Seema Keshav, Go Green Vernon Hills
Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead

Committee Members

Pete Adrian, SWALCO
Mary Allen, SWANCC
Monica Chia Chien, Do the Good Deeds
Megan Conway, Delta Institute
Heather Gordreau, SCARCE
Jen Medon, Individual
Kay McKeen, SCARCE
Vytas Pabedinskas, Save Our Soil
Merleanne Rampale, SWALCO
Julie Schilf, US EPA Region 5


Second Tuesday of each month @12:00 – 1:00 pm, via Zoom.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Co-Chairs: 

Jen Nelson

Seema Keshav